In 1997, Mr. Henry Davison founded The Henry Davison Youth Center. Working parents in Cedar Rapids’ core neighborhoods needed a safe place for their children to go after school. Those children also needed academic and social support. For years, The Henry Davison Youth Center has provided those types of supports, and more, free of charge to all who have needed them.
In 2008, the Youth Center was destroyed in the flood. Mr. Davison, his board, and countless volunteers from the community worked to rebuild The Henry Davison Youth Center in its new location on Mount Vernon Road SE. Thanks to the overwhelming support given by so many, the Youth Center continues to provide a safe, structured and supervised after-school and evening meal program for at-risk youth in Cedar Rapids. The Youth Center serves children ages 7-17.
Henry Davison passed away peacefully in 2019 after a lifetime of service and impacting the community.
HD Youth Center has evolved into HD Scholarships
The mission of The Henry Davison Youth Center is to develop responsible community members and leaders through our scholarship programs.